The California Trail Users Coalition is a non-profit corporation designed to help all interested parties participate in a beneficial forum.
Our mission statement is as follows: "To provide a forum for all trail users to discuss related issues, problems and alternative solutions; to assist in the planning, development, maintenance and hosting of trails; and to help enforce the rules of the road; and to develop and maintain programs designed to educate users on proper use of trails and trail etiquette."
CTUC has helped form other groups in six National Forests to provide volunteer trail crews & seek trails grant funding. These divisions of CTUC are:
National Forest Association - Angeles
National Forest Association - Los Padres
Friends of Foresthill
Friends of Clear Creek Management Area
Central Coast Motorcycle Association
Please contact us if you have a group who needs some assistance becoming incorporated or formalizing yourselves to help keep trails open in your forest.
CTUCs interest in multiple use of public lands is supported by involvement as community volunteers to protect resources while enjoying them. CTUC supports all recreation uses of the National Forest.
Ed was well known for his work in the West Mojave desert, and not surprisingly he took a most interesting trail in getting there. Born in San Francisco in 1938, Ed and his family moved to Argentina when he was ten years old. He grew up farming and it was then he first rode motorcycles, an activity that would become his life-long passion.
In his early twenties, Ed returned to the United States and served in the Army before making Southern California his home. Soon he bought a well-used scrambles motorcycle and took up racing in the desert. He formed the Clean Sweep Racing Team in 1976, and was the 1977 Desert Open Senior Champion. He won over thirty trophies racing with D.R.A., C.R.C. and AMA District 37. He raced the Check Chase, the California City Grand Prix, and at Adelanto among other events.
Although Ed also made his mark living and working in Glendale for many years, in 2004 he took up permanent residence in California City in Eastern Kern County to be close to the Jawbone Canyon OHV riding area. He'd been volunteering with the Bureau of Land Management's Ridgecrest Field Office for several years prior to that and wanted to live where he could have direct access to the desert he loved.
Ed passed away at his home in the desert on December 9, 2019, after a long but remarkable and courageous battle with cancer, a warrior to the end.
CTUC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at 3550 Foothill Blvd., Glendale, CA.
Our meetings are open to everyone who wishes to participate. Volunteers have a great time working together on these types of projects. To volunteer on one of our projects, please join us by calling our Chairman, Terry Kaiser at 818-353-4682.